Waves to Dunes Region Lana’s Blog

Crazy Cool Props & Backdrops!

 

 

Attention all team members! Whether you are just putting the finishing touches on your story or are ready to build your solution, take a look some these wild-amazing props and backdrops built by teams! These super cool set pictures can be found on the W2D Resource page under Team Manager Resources … Background Presentation!

Be sure to also take a look at our Region’s Pinterest page for even more costume & backdrop inspiration and How-To links!

Hopefully these team’s solutions will spark brilliant ideas for the designs of your own props and crazy contraptions!

Team ideas

Top Ten Tools for DI Teams

Your team’s brainstorming phase under way!.   Wild ideas are sketched on paper for backdrops, props, and costumes.  Now is the time when your team should be thinking about the tools and materials they need to turn their ideas into a crazy-fun reality, and an incredible performance.

Here is a recommended list of tools to have available to your team as they move into the building phase. Remember that Team Managers do not have to purchase special tools. Team parents, grandparents and friends can be recruited to help teams learn new skills and use tools safely. These are the top 10 tools we recommend that you have for your team to use!

Download the list HERE

Team Manager Resources and Trainings

Hey Team Managers!

Here are 3 great Resources to help you have a successful season!

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W2D New Team Manager Training,

October 13th in Laguna Beach.

Get resources, advice and training from highly experienced team managers and officials at team manager trainings and webinars! This event full day workshop where new Team Managers prepare to start their DI  journey.  The training is full of ICs, team builders and fun activities open to ALL team managers.

Instant Challenge Training for Team Managers, 

Nov 10, 2018 in Encinitas!

At this event, IC challenge masters will discuss the different types of Instant Challenges, how to practice them, and the different resources available for finding new IC’s. This training event is open to Team Managers, Assistant Team Managers, and any other adult that wants Instant Challenge training.

Team Manager Training

W2D New Team Manager Training
October 13th 9-3!
Thurston Middle School
Laguna Beach

This is a full day workshop where new Team Managers prepare to start their DI  journey.  The training is full of ICs, team builders and fun activities and is open to ALL team managers. Sign up HERE!

 
Instant Challenge Training for Team Managers 
Nov 10, 2018 
9-noon
Encinitas

 

Free training! Learn how to teach your Team to be successful at Instant Challenge. IC challenge masters will discuss the different types of Instant Challenges, how to practice them, and the different resources available for finding new IC’s along with tips and tricks to improve your teams score! This training event is open to Team Managers, Assistant Team Managers, and any other adult that wants Instant Challenge training. Sign up HERE!

 
California Training Webinars
Available NOW!

Can’t make in person training? Want just a bit more help? CALDI has online training  for new team managers.  Watch the beginner’s series of training sessions.  These webinars are presented by Neil McMahon, a highly successful Global Team Manager and Region Director. You can find the recordings HERE.

 
Challenge Orientation Webinars
TBA

The California Affiliate Challenge Masters (ACMs) will be hosting a series of free webinars open to all California Team Mangers and Coordinators. Each will provide an overview of the Challenge and provide you a chance to ask questions. The ACMs will do their best to provide answers. Remember, though, that you should use the official clarification process, described in Rules of the Road, to get an official interpretation of any Challenge issues. Links and participation information found HERE.

 

Check out our Instant Challenge Library!

Check out our W2D Instant Challenge Library!

Where we have some instant challenges with individual debriefing notes to go over with your team after they finish their solution!

We also have some great tips to help teams better understand how to solve task and performance challenges. 

There are tips, tricks, and strategies to help maximize scores. 

Our W2D Instant Challenge Library even has fun team building games that teach team members to work together efficiently and effectively.           

Visit the Instant Challenge Library in the W2D resource section today!

Teamwork and Challenge Tips

Whether your team is new to DI, or are experienced veterans, having a strategy as a Team Manager is important. It all starts with Teamwork and asking the Parents to help! Asking open ended questions can help get the team’s creative juices flowing. Here are some links for Team Manager tips, tricks and advice to help you throughout the season as well as some good strategies and questions you can ask your team without interfering with their solution.

Teamwork Exercises

Some exercises and games to do with your team the first few weeks. Building trust and teamwork is the first thing you should do!

Parent Meeting

Start the year off right and get all the parents involved! Here is a sample agenda for your meeting

Get Started!

Get your season started by organizing your team and what to focus on.

Solution Tips

Tips on solving the Central Challenge.

How to Choose a Team Challenge

 

THE  CHALLENGES ARE LIVE!

Which challenge will your team tackle?
Will it be Engineering, Technical or Service Learning? Or maybe it will be Scientific, Improv or Fine Arts?
Whatever you choose it should be a
FUN Season!
 
 

Choosing your challenge is the first step to finding your solution. The second step is making sure that you and your team understand it.

We have put together a few tips that will help you get started choosing and understanding your Team Challenge HERE.

Information about downloading challenges and materials can be found HERE

New Challenges available September 1st!

The wait is almost over!

The full 2018-19 challenges will be available September 1!  What will it be for your team? Choose your challenge and get started soon!

Purchase your Team number HERE to access the Challenges.

EVENTS

HEADS UP, make sure your team is ON TARGET at our 2018-19 Waves to Dunes Events!

  • Keep ON TARGET at Team Manager IC Training Nov 10th in Encinitas. 
  • Get your GAME ON at IC Play Day in January.
  • Have your Appraisers POP UP on Appraiser training day Feb. 9th in Laguna Beach.
  • We can’t wait to see the MONSTER EFFECTS of your team’s solution at the W2D Regional Tournament on March 9, 2019! Will your story have ESCAPE ARTISTS? Or will it be a MEDICAL MYSTERY? We can’t wait to find out!

Lana’s Blog

Tips and Tricks from an experienced DIer!

    

18-19_Team_Numbers+Square-01Team numbers are available to purchase NOW!                                              Full access to the challenges will be available Sep. 1st.